FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All


Here at Castle Head we strive to maintain a relationship with all of the below organisations. Working seamlessly together with these organisation helps us build a better understanding of what we need and want to achieve and sends our message to as many people.


As frequent users of the Lake District National Park we are very aware of our potential impact and make efforts to use the park sustainably and with limited impact.  In addition to this we deliver the John Muir Award which is supported by the Lake District National Park.

"The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration."




Castle Head works together with The Challenge Network to deliver the 'Personal Challenge' part of their National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

From the Challenge Network's website: "This is the outdoor challenge of a lifetime. Develop leadership and teamwork skills, create friendships and build confidence, working with some of the best outdoor instructors in the UK in beautiful countryside."


The team at Castle Head are working with First (Education & School Travel), part of FirstGroup Plc, to provide a "joined up" method of arranging travel-inclusive residential visits for schools and groups for Key Stage 3 programmes in the Lake District.



Castle Head delivers both the Rotary Young Leaders Award (RYLA) and Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN) for the local district of Rotary International.


Action for Blind People and Castle Head run activity weekends for blind and partially sighted young people aged 14-17 years from the North West. The weekends will aim to help those involved to increase their self confidence and independence, to gain new friends and to develop their skills of working with others. (Also available throughout England)